Levick to hire women’s swim coach January 2015

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Georgia State Athletics is moving towards the beginning stages of forming its upcoming women’s swimming and diving team.

Athletic Director Cheryl Levick said she will start the hiring process for the team’s coaching staff in January 2015 and move forward in the steps in creating Georgia State’s next official sport. Athletics had no other details to add at this time.

Levick told The Signal back in March that women’s swimming and diving is the right next sport for Georgia State, which needed to add one additional female sport.

“We’re just trying to figure out when we put it in here because we have to hire a coach, first, [and] give that coach a year or so recruiting before we can bring in a team. So, it’s about a three-year process to get a team fully up and running,” Levick said back in March.

Levick said Athletics did an analysis of the female undergraduate population at the University asking questions such as what sports they are interested in and sports they would participate in. She said swimming and diving was the top answer, not only for the university, but in the conference’s and region’s analysis as well.

Georgia State Athletics announced swimming and diving as upcoming programs in December 2012 and pushed men’s cross country and track and field programs to club status as a result. Swimming was a sport at Georgia State from 1976 through 1991 before being cut by the university (Click here for more history about Georgia State swimming).


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